Classic Drama (pre-1945)

See also: Ancient Classic Drama; Drama Classics series.

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The Country Wife

A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy, widely regarded as one of the filthiest and funniest plays ever written.

The Marriage of Figaro

A classic five-act French comedy by Beaumarchais, the source for Mozart's famous opera of the same name. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle

A classic satire on chivalric romances. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Tartuffe

By Molière Translated by Martin Sorrell

Moliere's comic masterpiece about an irreclaimable hypocrite - one of the most famous French plays of all time.

Ghosts

By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Stephen Mulrine

An English version of Ibsen's great play, published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

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Eastward Ho!

A collaboratively written City Comedy which sees true love and virtue triumphing over social-climbing, deception and trickery. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

Edward III

Officially attributed to Shakespeare only in 1998, Edward III is set in the age of chivalry and chronicles the beginning of the 100 Years War. Following the exploits of Edward, the Black Prince, it also acts as a prequel to Richard II.

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The Roman Actor

Philip Massinger's chilling play of revenge, lust and murder.

A Shoemaker, A Gentleman

In this entertainingly far-fetched play, Rowley combines mythical tales of the origin of St Alban's with folklore about the craft of shoemaking to produce a comic history which draws together the foundations of British nationhood.

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The Island Princess

A lyrical and poetic Discovery Play about Princess Quisara of the Indonesian island of Tidore, who vows to marry the man who can free her imprisoned brother.

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Othello

An edition of the play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

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Richard III

An edition of the play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

Measure for Measure

An edition of Shakespeare's play in the Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

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The Malcontent

A tragicomedy full of courtly intrigue, betrayal and jealousy. In the Nick Hern Books RSC Classics series.

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King Leir

An anonymous Elizabethan play about the ancient king of Britain, a prime source for Shakespeare's version of the story.

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The Witches of Lancashire

A sensational dramatisation of the seventeenth-century witch trials, first performed at the original Globe Theatre in 1634.

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The Wise Woman of Hoxton

A city comedy complete with cross-dressing and disguise, dating from around 1605.

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore

A classic tragedy of incestuous love between brother and sister. Published in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.